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January 2020 Retro Gaming Article


January 12, 2020 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Retro Fighters are bringing their modern controller design concepts to the Sega Dreamcast

Retro Fighters Striker DC controller for Dreamcast
Pre-orders begin soon for Spring delivery of The Striker DC controller.
Now coming for the Sega Dreamcast, Retro Fighters have done wonders for bringing modern controller design to retro video game consoles. I began with their JAB NES controller which gives a stunning array of options to the original square controller. You wouldn't think shoulder-buttons would benefit an NES game, but once you have them, along with all the other controls, it's hard to go back. It really changed the way I play NES games for the better.

Modern controller designs boost retro gaming possibilities
Next I tried their Brawler64 for the Nintendo 64 and loved it for the same additions it brought to the N64 game library. Having had two great experiences with their controllers, I'm confident the Striker DC will be another great controller.

For anyone listening, I'd love to see a modern controller design for the Atari 2600 Joystick that would bring standard and paddle controls to a modern grip. As the Atari 7800 uses the same DB9 port, it would be great to have one amazing controller for both consoles!

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